Blog friend Jake Murray checks in again

September 13, 2014 update:  Jake Murray, good friend of the Friends of Cobb’s Creek GC, checked in to comment on the photo that was the topic of the August 12 update:

Enjoyed the picture from the old 17th tee.  I remember that view.  It was probably the most spectacular on the course.  When you compare it to the current picture on your photo album you can see how far the wooded areas have closed in behind and to the left of the green. The old tee was still in use in the late 50s and early 60s.  The path to the current tee and down to the bridge was not always there.  From the old 17th tee there was a path straight down to the bridge.  It had been created with fill and in the late 50s it was badly eroded and difficult to walk down.  The path to the bridge that is currently used was created at some time in the late 50s or early 60s and later in the early to mid 60s the current tee was added.  For a time both tees were available.  I called a friend and talked to him about the 17th tee, and he said the old 17th tee was used during the 1955 and 1956 Daily News Opens, and that the new path and tee were added later as I described.